Why Choose Hubbard Plastic Surgery and Skin Enhancement for Microneedling?
Dr. Thomas Hubbard is an experienced plastic surgeon who has achieved dramatic skin rejuvenation results with Microneedling procedures. Dr. Hubbard and our licensed aestheticians will conduct an in-depth evaluation of each patient to create a personalized treatment plan customized for skin type.
Dr. Hubbard in Virginia Beach can provide honest, straightforward answers to all of your skin questions and concerns. Request a consultation online or contact our office by calling (757) 600-6227 to discuss your options.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is used primarily on the face and is successful in removing scars, wrinkles, and enlarged pores. Microneedling, also referred to as Percutaneous Induction Needling (PIN), utilizes a derma roller with small needles to prick the skin. The fine needles stimulate new collagen production and skin tissue resulting in smoother and more youthful skin. The needles are also minimally invasive and treat the skin with micro-perforations. This perceived skin injury stimulates the body to create new elastin and collagen and results in more youthful skin.
What are the Benefits of Microneedling?
Microneedling procedures turn back the clock to your more youthful skin by:
- Repairing lines and wrinkles of varying depths.
- Removing acne scars.
- Lightening stretch marks.
- Tightening and smoothing skin.
- Lightening hyperpigmentation and sun damage.
- Reducing enlarged pores.
Following microneedling, there is no downtime or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Am I a Candidate for Microneedling?
You are an ideal candidate for the procedure if you want to reduce mild scarring, aging skin. Sun damage, hyperpigmentation, wounds, wrinkles, and stretch marks. Patients should be in good health. If patients have a skin infection, they should wait until it heals before a Microneedling treatment.
What Can I Expect During the Microneedling Procedure?
- The procedure is performed in a comfortable treatment room.
- It takes 1 to 2 hours.
- For optimum results, 3 to 6 procedures are recommended. Patients with severe skin damage, or deep scaring will benefit from more sessions. We advise patients wait 4 to 6 weeks in between treatments.
- We apply a numbing cream to block pain.
- We gently roll a sterile applicator, containing 12 to 36 tiny needles, over the skin.
- A topical serum may be applied before or after the procedure.
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
Patients return to work within 24- 48 hours after the treatment. The treated area may be bloody and swollen for the first 24 hours. You may have light redness 1 to 3 days after treatment. Most patients see results in only a couple of days after treatment. Patients report skin is plumper, tighter and smoother. Several months following the procedure, the skin will continue to generate new healthy cells at the skin’s surface, further enhancing a youthful appearance.
Is Microneedling Safe?
Microneedling provides desired rejuvenation results for a minimally invasive procedure. The needles are safe for every skin type. When Microneedling is combined with other anti-aging treatments such as Botox or Dermal Fillers, the results can be dramatic.